Exclusive: Survey reveals how NHS pressures put further strain on end of life care

Exclusive figures obtained by Nursing Standard in an investigation in collaboration with Marie Curie highlight the intensifying difficulties nurses face in delivering dignified end of life care
End of Life

Exclusive figures obtained by Nursing Standard in an investigation in collaboration with Marie Curie highlight the intensifying difficulties nurses face in delivering dignified end of life care

Nine out of ten UK nurses (94%) say they have seen dying patients stranded in hospital because of delays in providing the funding and care that would allow them to return to the community, an exclusive Nursing Standard–Marie Curie survey has found.

Six out of ten (62%) say it is a common occurrence and more than half (54%) think that the number of patients stuck in hospital while waiting to go home or to care homes has increased since last year.

Watch: Ken's story - Why Nursing Standard and Marie Curie's survey matters

The survey of more than 600 nurses and healthcare assistants by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie, a charity supporting patients


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